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Iran reopens trade borders with Afghanistan, Pak

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Tehran, May 15 (IANS) Iran has reopened its trade borders with Afghanistan and Pakistan amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a top official said here.

“Iran’s border crossings linking to Afghanistan, including Mahiroud and Dogharoun, have reopened for trade,” under strict observance of health protocols, spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration said on Thursday.

Besides, considering the health protocols, Iran has maintained its exports to Afghanistan at Milak border post in the Sistan and Baluchestan province.

Mohammad Mehdi Javanmard-Qassab, head of Iran-Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce, said that the issuance of visa for Afghan traders and truck drivers to Iran, which had been suspended after the novel coronavirus outbreak, was now back to normal.

The spokesman said that Mirjaveh border crossing in Sistan and Baluchestan province located on Iran-Pakistan frontier has reopened after an over two-month hiatus.

Since May 11, the crossing has been open for trade on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.



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